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Garry Oak (Quercus garryana)

Garry Oak (Quercus garryana)

Regular price $30.00 CAD
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3 year old 12”-24” seedling
The Garry Oak (Quercus garryana) is native to the western coastal regions of North America, particularly thriving in the diverse ecosystems of British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and California. Renowned for its ability to prosper in less than ideal conditions, this oak tree is remarkably adaptable to dry, rocky soils, where many other trees may struggle to take root. This adaptability not only speaks to its hardiness but also to its role in sustaining various natural landscapes within its native range.

A standout feature of the Garry Oak is its production of sizable acorns, which are significantly larger than those of many other oak species. These acorns serve as a crucial food source for local wildlife, playing a vital role in supporting the ecological balance of the areas where this tree is found. For humans, these acorns offer a staple crop opportunity. Once properly leached to remove tannins, they can be transformed into a nutritious and versatile food ingredient, historically used by Indigenous peoples and contemporary foragers alike.

In addition to its ecological contributions, the Garry Oak makes an impressive ornamental tree. Its majestic stature and the aesthetic appeal of its deeply lobed leaves make it a striking choice for parks, large gardens, and naturalized landscapes. The ability of the Garry Oak to thrive in challenging soil conditions, coupled with its provision of sustenance for both wildlife and humans, renders it a remarkable and valuable species for both conservation and cultivation purposes.

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The Tree

Height at maturity:up to 50 feet

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Full Sun


Needs another friend nearby for adequate pollination


Only second to rock oak in the ability to survive in crappy rocky dry soils. Loves in on rocky bluffs but will grow well in loamy nice soil too

The Benefits

-Beautifully aesthetic
-Great for Wildlife and humans alike
-Thrives in dry rocky soils

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